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*sago / sagu -ier > SAWYER

The name means “someone who saws wood, wood cutter”. This name derives from the Old English “sagu”, from the Proto-Germanic “*sago”, meaning “a cutting tool”, influenced by French-ending word “-ier”. Sawyer is an occupational term referring to someone who saws wood, particularly using a pit saw either in a saw pit or with the log on trestles above ground or operates a sawmill. One such job was the now-archaic occupation of someone who cut lumber to length for the consumer market, a task now done by end users or at lumber and home improvement stores.

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